Now a former aide to Paul, Eric "Dondero" Rittberg, is the man of the neoconservative hour with his attacks on his former boss. Ron Paul fired him eight years ago and since then he has made a career out of smearing Paul, being the lead cheerleader for the Rudy Guiliani 2008 campaign, and attempted a failed primary challenge against Paul.
The following article is mentioned on numerous neoconservative blogs with the likes of Debbie Schussel lamenting, " If Ron Paul wins the Iowa Caucuses, just over a week from now, it will be a very definitive sign that Iowans–particularly Republican Iowans–embrace and endorse Jew-hating bigots..."
Rittberg's present smear campaign is to imply Ron Paul may be some kind of self-hating closet homosexual.
Writing at Right Wing News , he tells how Paul really liked his homosexual supporters as Rittberg repeatedly uses sexually suggestive adjectives to describe them, then dreams up motivations on why Paul eventually rebuffs their hospitality and human contact.
Rittberg seems to me to be a hardcore fruitcake. Is this the best the GOP beltway establishment can do?In 1988, Ron had a hardcore Libertarian supporter, Jim Peron, Owner of Laissez Faire Books in San Francisco. Jim set up a magnificent 3-day campaign swing for us in the SF Bay Area. Jim was what you would call very openly Gay. But Ron thought the world of him. For 3 days we had a great time trouncing from one campaign event to another with Jim's Gay lover. The atmosphere was simply jovial between the four of us. (As an aside we also met former Cong. Pete McCloskey during this campaign trip.) We used Jim's home/office as a "base." Ron pulled me aside the first time we went there, and specifically instructed me to find an excuse to excuse him to a local fast food restaurant so that he could use the bathroom. He told me very clearly, that although he liked Jim, he did not wish to use his bathroom facilities. I chided him a bit, but he sternly reacted, as he often did to me, Eric, just do what I say. Perhaps "sternly" is an understatement. Ron looked at me directly, and with a very angry look in his eye, and shouted under his breath: "Just do what I say NOW."
Bobby," a well-known and rather flamboyant and well-liked gay man in Freeport came to the BBQ.Let me stress Ron likes Bobby personally, and Bobby was a hardcore campaign supporter. But after his speech, at the Surfside pavilion Bobby came up to Ron with his hand extended, and according to my fellow staffer, Ron literally swatted his hand away.